(AGES: 2.5 to 4 years old)

Our play-based curriculum helps by preparing each child academically, socially, emotionally and physically for kindergarten readiness.


Hawthorne Daycare’s Preschool Program

Our preschool program provides a vast array of opportunities for children to build upon their existing strengths and skills as well as discover new ones. We nurture and guide children in their budding development as they explore learning experiences, develop self-control and become more independent. By exploring the “world” around them, the preschool child will develop the skills to become empathetic, nurturing, friendly, respectful to themselves as well as others, self-reliant, responsible and empowered individuals.

Our play-based curriculum helps by preparing each child academically, socially, emotionally and physically for kindergarten readiness.

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Individualized Care

We work towards preparing and supporting each child academically, socially, emotionally, and physically for his/her upcoming involvement in the junior kindergarten curriculum. Children are encouraged to utilize a wide assortment of educational toys, props, and tools to explore our stimulating learning environment. Our programs warmly and supportively invite participation in all activities on a variety of levels, considering a child’s developmental level, individual style of participation, his/her comfort level, and any possible inhibitions. Allowances are made for a range of individual input in order that all children participate to their fullest in a manner that is reassuring and agreeable to them. Our play-based curriculum is dynamic in that its content changes in response to the children’s interests and levels of learning, and that it embodies a range of diverse and developmentally inter-connected skill-building activities geared to engage and challenge the preschool child.


Preschool Daily Routine

7:30 a.m – 8:45 a.m
Welcome, breakfast, free play and planned activities

8:45 a.m – 10:00 a.m
Circle time/ Free play and planned activities / washroom and diaper routines/ tidy up for outdoor play

10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m
Outdoor Play, gross motor activities

11:00 a.m – 12:00 a.m

12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m
Circle Time/ Stories/ Sharing time/ quiet carpet and table activities/ washroom and diaper routines

1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m
Nap time for sleepers and quiet activities, books for non nappers.

3:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m
Afternoon snack/ Free play and planned activities/ washroom and diaper routine. Tidy up for outside play

4:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m
Outdoor gross motor play

5:00 p.m – 5:45 p.m
Planned and free play/ circle time with stories and games/ washroom and diaper routine as needed.

5:45 p.m – 6:00 p.m
Books or games on the carpet and saying goodbye


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Hawthorne Daycare is running at full capacity today. Please complete our waiting list form, and we will contact you as soon as space becomes available in accordance with the Family Handbook.


The Hawthorne on Essex Family Handbook contains everything you need to know about our daycare and its policies and procedures.